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  • 2.0 stars

    "How the mighty have fallen"

    April 17, 2015  |   By enc0ded

    Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

    Pros

    Once good now Foxit has ruined what was a good free lightweight simple easy to use PDF reader

    Cons

    Foxit is bundled with a variety of unwanted apps and bloatware, free software trials which constantly change on each update.
    Foxit will attempt to install toolbars and change your system settings.
    IE Foxit cloud unwanted no option to NOT install or default printer settings changed ,Foxit install it's own "Foxit PDF printer" which crashes also Foxit does not cleanly uninstall leaves lots of entries in the registry folders .

    Summary

    I know Foxit wants to make money on adverts etc but given the user no option to uncheck certain features bundled in the program has lost a user

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  • 1.0 stars

    "New versions crash constantly"

    April 16, 2015  |   By bwprager123

    Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

    Pros

    Used to be the best. Now it is unusable with Win 8.1.

    Cons

    Print to pdf plugin for browser (firefox) causes constant crashing. No way around it. The reader itself as a stand-alone also crashes constantly. Stops responding completely; requires hard stop with task manager

    Summary

    I would love to know what is a pdf reader that can be used with current version of Windows, MS Word, Firefox, and get on with life already!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "End of an era!"

    April 16, 2015  |   By kdavison252

    Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

    Pros

    Not as annoying and unstable as Adobe's Reader

    Cons

    Easy addition of text and markup to PDF's

    Summary

    I've been using Foxit for a long time as it offered so many useful features. As of the last time I updated (7.1.0.306) there have been so many changes that it's no longer useful.
    I used to use the Stamp and signature features to quickly drag a stamp in and sign it before forwarding it on to another department. Now the signatures can no longer be dragged over top of a stamp and when I do forward it on, the document won't open claiming that the stamp and signature files are missing.
    I frequently organize PDF's via a naming structure. Hitting Save As and naming my files based upon dates, names and other content in my PDF's. Now, Save As changes the viewing tab on the PDF so that I can no longer see the document while I'm saving it. I realize these are minor changes but they present a significant change in the efficiency gained in using Foxit over other solutions.
    It feels to me like changes are being made to the software without adequate testing. I can't see any real reason to continue using it now.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320 locks up displaying documents"

    April 12, 2015  |   By randmart65

    Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

    Pros

    It used to be good.

    Cons

    I have used Foxit Reader for several years as my default PDF reader. Version 7.1.3.320 locks up while displaying documents despite reboots and re-installation of a fresh download. I'm now looking for a different, reliable reader.

    Summary

    Unless it is fixed quickly, I am done with Foxit

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